Category: science fiction


1889 Season Pass

From Andy Frankham-Allen, editor for the Space 1889 series:

We’ve noticed a few people asking if we’d be doing a season-pass for the second series of Space: 1889 & Beyond. Originally the answer was ‘no’, due to the initial behind-the-scenes chaos with getting the series together. However, we’ve found a way to change that. And so, we’re very pleased to announce that ‘yes!’ we are now doing a season-pass. But there is a catch!

It’s a good one, mind.

The season-pass is only available until August 15th – so if you fancy saving £3.20 ($5) off the entire second series, then run along now and pick up the season-pass for only £10.87 ($17). Yes, that’s just over a tenner for six books! Who can pass up such a deal? But hurry, this only lasts for two weeks.

Available at the Untreed Reads store here

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Everything H.G. Wells could have written.

Everything Arthur Conan Doyle thought of,

but never published – because it was too fantastic!

Space 1889 Series Two is here!

http://frankhamallen.com/2012/07/30/space-1889-beyond-series-two-press-release/

Space 1889

Finally signed the contract for the Secret Project I’ve been busy with.  It’s a novel I’m co-writing with my friend, teacher and all around terrific writer Steve Savile.  It’s part of the steampunk series, Space 1889.  I’ve always been a huge fan of the Space 1889 universe—  my wife and I used to play the game it was based on back in the ’90s.  It’s definitely a thrill to get tapped for this project.

Rest assured, it’s steampunk–  science fiction in a more refined time, as the blurb puts it.  Our story will take you to the jungles of Venus, complete with all too peckish wildlife, dastardly villains and ancient mysteries.  Oh, and airships.  Can’t have steampunk without airships!  (Yes, fans of the series can look forward to meeting up with Mr. Forbes-Hamilton, esq and his occasionally reliable flying machines).

For now, I’ll leave you with that and this amazing artwork by Adam Burn, who will be doing cover art for the series:

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A short little piece about…well, at less than a thousand words, I’ll let the reader decide what it’s about.  Perhaps appropriately, Every Day Fiction published this one the day after Valentine’s Day.

THE MEMORY OF ROSES • by David Parish-Whittaker | Every Day Fiction – The once a day flash fiction magazine.

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Hey all, I’ve released my story A Warbird in the Belly of the Mouse in e-format.  This is the first time it’s been available in electronic format, and will be free on Smashwords for the week or so (Amazon may or may not price match)

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/131310

 

A winner of the Writers of the Future contest in 2007, Warbird follows Nigel, a World War One fighter pilot who has been “time plucked” into the 21st century in order to work as a guide for a reality show about Great War air combat.  Nigel has to contend with his feelings about the war, as well as the 21st century tourists he shepherds, each with their own reasons for being there.
“A nice tale about pride, honor and duty.”  –Diabolical Plots
Originally released as part of the Writers of the Future XXIV anthology, Warbird is available here for the first time in electronic format.